Sunday, 6 April 2014

Mutton Chop Miniatures WW1. Imperial German Infantry 2.

Here are three figures from the GER2 pack painted up in the M1914 "Transitional" tunics issued in the early part of 1915. From what I understand these came in three varieties. Firstly, a tunic like the M1910 with piping on collar, cuffs and down the front of the tunic but with the decoration on the rear vents omitted. Secondly, a tunic with simpler cuffs with piping only on the collar and down the front of the tunic. Finally a tunic with simple cuffs with no piping. I've tried to create a figure to represent each type. I hope Mr Hicks will forgive me but I had to take a scalpel and some green stuff to alter the cuffs. I've also chosen the darker field grey for the tunic colour. Photographs from this date start to show that the cloth numbers on the helmet covers were being discarded.

A tiny detail is also included. These figures still wear their M1910 shoulder straps on their newly issued tunics. They are the same grey as the trousers.

This paint scheme has now been added to the Imperial German Infantry 1914-15 paining guide.

And now a return to the WW2 Italians who have been neglected since these figures came through the letter box. The Tommies will follow later.


Andrew Saunders said...

Excellent work, full of character

Juan MancheƱo said...

Fantastic painting work! Thanks a lot for the Painting Guide too.

Michael Awdry said...

These just get better and better; more tremendous work Mark.

Moiterei_1984 said...

Outstanding work once again! It's getting harder and harder to resist buying these great figures with every single one I see painted.

Monty said...

Awesome paintjob, Mark!
And many thanks for the historical details. Excellent!


Bedford said...

Yet more top drawer painting Mark!

I'm really trying to resist the temptation.....


Matt said...

Simply beautiful paint jobs!